Good job on that Mikey!
Okay - so Mike brought up a couple good points in a PM to me when we were working out his LinkChallenge... I thought I'd address it here in case anyone else is interested...
A) MIDI files only carry music DATA. It does NOT carry any actual AUDIO sounds. In other words, it basically remembers what notes I've pushed and how hard I hit the keys and how long I held the key down, but in itself has NO sonic value. So to play a MIDI file you need a device that reads those notes and translates them into signals that THEN go into a SOUND MODULE or SYNTHESIZER THANG... that is when the "music" comes out. If you have a quicktime player you can actually download that MIDI file I posted a ways back here and run it with Quicktime. You here the drums (generated from Quicktime sound files) and you'll here the bass and the chords all played by a PIANO. That is because Quicktime doesn't realize I've used a BASS sound at my end, and it CERTAINLY won't produce an ACCORDION sound
! So: MIDI files are for those of you who have the system and gear to utilize it. All others: AVOID THIS IF POSSIBLE!
B) Mikey did some nice slide guitar work there and some back up vocals, but I realize that my "supplied MP3 file" has too much stuff on it. I did supply a drums and bass track MP3 too, but that won't help if you are a BASS player and want to put in your own track. SO: Since Mikey has me interested again in this wee project,
I'll offer up this to anyone who wants to give this a go:
PM me and request what "version" of this song you want me to create. I can give you any combination of Drums only, Bass only, Accordion only, Organ only (no jokes please, Nancers
), Main vocals only, or BackUP vocals only. Of course I can also give you any COMBINATION of these. (eg: Drums, Accordion, BU vocals mixed together). This would allow you to build up the tracks as you want. Let me know if this interests any of you!